SBI Clerk 2022 Preparation Tips, Study Plan & Strategy

State Bank of India Clerk Exam 2022 ( SBI Clerk )

Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Jun 2, 2022 13:25 IST

SBI Clerk Preparation 2022: Cracking competitive exams like SBI Clerk, candidates need to do smart study. Besides, they need to work hard and practice rigorously. The candidate's overall preparation strategy should focus on the identification of strong and weak areas, fortifying the strong areas, and improving the weak areas with the help of good practice. Candidates should increase their practice with more and more mock tests. In this article, we have provided SBI Clerk preparation tips 2022 to ace the exam smoothly.

SBI Clerk 2022 Preparation

SBI Clerk preparation assist aspirants in getting closer to their dream job of Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales). With cumulative efforts and accurate preparation strategy candidates can achieve success in the SBI Clerk 2022. SBI Clerk preparation will navigate candidates to the right path of getting the desired results. The preparation strategy will aid aspirants in structuring and formulating a perfect layout of strategy and study plan for the exam. 

How can I start preparation for SBI Clerk?

Candidates can start SBI Clerk preparation by dedicating one hour daily for reading newspapers. They need to build their vocabularly and General Awareness. They should d edicate time for revising and practising shortcut tricks for Quantitative Aptitude. Candidates need to be thotough with the concepts. They should attempt sectional tests and quizzes.

Is 2 months enough for SBI clerk?

Two months are sufficient to crack SBI Clerk exam if candidates follow the correct approach and are sincere in their studies.

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SBI Clerk Preparation Tips 2022 Preliminary Exam

The preliminary paper of SBI Clerk comprises essentially three sections, English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. Candidates can check the preparation tips for each section below:

Reasoning Ability Section

The Reasoning Ability section offers good scope for maximisation of marks. The difficulty level is much lower in the prelims exam than the mains exam. Questions are majorly asked from Symbols and notations, Blood relations, Direction sense, Coding-decoding, Syllogisms, and Puzzles (Linear arrangements, Circular arrangements, Distribution, and Comparison).  

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Numerical Ability

Candidates must pay attention to questions on Simplifications, Approximations, Missing and Wrong Number Series, Data Interpretation, Quadratic comparisons, and Arithmetic, etc. 

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English Language

The English Language section comprises questions from Reading Comprehension, Cloze test, Fill in the Blanks, Para jumbled, Grammar (Error identification, Phrase replacement), Word interchange, Match the Clause, and Incorrect usage, etc. This is section is comparatively easier than other sections. 

General Tips and Tricks to crack SBI Clerk 2022 Prelims Exam

Check below a few general tips and tricks to crack the exam:

Analyse the syllabus and paper pattern

The first thing candidates need to do is to understand the SBI Clerk pattern and marking scheme. Analyse the topics and see which areas will need more time to study and chalk out a plan to give appropriate time to each section. 

Practice mock tests

Candidates must practice a number of previous years’ question papers. Focus on the weak areas more, but do not forget to brush up on your strong areas as well.

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Make a study plan

Make a study plan and religiously stick to it. While studying, make notes as it will help to memorise information right then and there. Later, you can use the notes to revise.

Increase speed and accuracy

Speed is very important, as candidates have time constraints. Being accurate is also important as there is a negative marking per incorrect answer.


Revise the important formulas, computer terms, and current affairs topics. Don’t try to mug up any new information as you will not be able to retain it. Make sure the important topics are all revised.

Study Current Affairs

Understanding current affairs is very important. Candidates must read newspapers daily or check out current affairs to make sure they have a good idea about what is happening across the country. 

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SBI Clerk 2022 Mains Exam: General Tips and Tricks

SBI Clerk mains is conducted for candidates qualifying the preliminary exam. With the help of a proper study plan, it is possible to crack the exam. Here are a few tips and tricks to clear the SBI exam. 

  • Dedicate one hour daily for reading newspapers
  • Build up your vocabulary and General Awareness
  • Dedicate time for revising and practising shortcut tricks for Quantitative Aptitude
  • Be thorough with the concepts
  • Practice sectional tests and quizzes
  • Keep track of your speed and accuracy
  • Give mock tests as often as you can

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Section-wise SBI Clerk preparation tips for Mains Exam 

The SBI Clerk Mains paper comprises four test areas, General/ Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude. 

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

The Reasoning and Computers focus more on Puzzles, Input-output, Data Sufficiency, Decision-making, Coding-decoding, and Critical Reasoning. The questions on Critical Reasoning don't take a lot of time to answer and can be easily worked out.

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Quantitative Aptitude

Questions in this section are drawn from Simplifications, Approximations, while there are a few individual questions asked as well.

English Language

The English Language part of the Mains exam covers all test areas relevant to the Prelims. Grammar questions are tweaked to include multiple errors, grammatically incorrect sentences, multiple phrase replacement, Para Odd man out questions, a variety of questions from cloze test passages are a few novel features that candidates have reportedly come across. 

How to Prepare for SBI Clerk English?

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General/ Financial Awareness

Common questions asked in this part are from areas pertaining to the Banking industry, the Indian Economy, and Current Affairs. A few questions are also static ones. Thorough knowledge of banking terminology is a must for the SBI Clerk, where this is targeted.

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SBI Clerk 2022 books 

To prepare for any competitive exam, it is important to buy the best study material. Here are a few best books for SBI Clerk.

Subjects  Books
Quantitative Aptitude 
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • Magical Book on Quicker Mathematics by M Tyra
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal.
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by BS Sijwali, Indu Sijwali
English Language 
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
General Awareness
  • Manorama Year Book
  • Lucent General Knowledge

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SBI Clerk Preparation Tips by Experts

Candidates can watch the video below to know how to prepare for SBI Clerk 2022 by experts.

SBI Clerk 2022 Tips & Tricks by Toppers 

There is no sure-shot formula to crack the exam. It is only through hard work, practice, and determination that candidates can crack the exam. SBI Clerk toppers believe that to crack the exam, it is necessary to have a specialised approach to preparation. Most of the toppers give themselves at least six months to prepare for the exam. SBI Clerk syllabus is vast and requires a comprehensive understanding of the topics.

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SBI Clerk Exam Analysis

SBI Clerk exam analysis helps candidates to know the section-wise and overall difficulty level, topic-wise distribution of questions, types of questions, weightage of topics, etc. The overall difficulty of SBI Clerk prelims exam was easy to moderate. The mains exam was moderate in terms of difficulty level.

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Analysis for Prelims

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Analysis for Mains

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SBI Clerk 2022 Preparation Tips FAQs

Q. Can I prepare for SBI Clerk without coaching?

A. Yes, candidates can prepare for SBI Clerk without coaching. However, you should be dedicated to the preparation. 

Q. How long will it take to prepare for SBI Clerk?

A. Candidates must begin their preparation at least six months prior to the release of notification.

Q. I did not complete graduation. Can I apply for SBI Clerk exam?

A. Yes, final year candidates are eligible to apply for the exam.

Q. Which books are the best to begin preparation for English?

A. Candidates can refer to High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin and Word Power Made Easy. 

Q. How can I prepare for SBI Clerk exam?

A. With hard work, patience and determination, candidates will be able to crack the exam. 

Q. Can I prepare for SBI Clerk by practicing mock tests only?

A. No, to crack SBI Clerk exam, candidates are also required to refer the books, syllabus, and online materials. 

Q. How many mock tests should one practice for SBI Clerk exam?

A. Candidates must practice mock tests regularly for SBI Clerk exam.

Q. What are the key topics of the Quantitative section in SBI Clerk?

A. Data Interpretation (Tabular based on male & female), Missing Number Series, Simplification, Quadratic Equation, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, etc are some of the important topics in SBI Clerk exam.

Q. What are the important topics for English in SBI Clerk exam?

A. Candidates should read Reading Comprehension, Error Detection, Misspelled Words, Sentence Rearrangement, Cloze Test, etc for English in SBI Clerk exam.

Q. What are the key topics for Reasoning Ability in SBI Clerk exam?

A. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Inequalities Questions, Alpha-Numeric Series, Coding-Decoding, Direction Sense, etc are some of the important topics. 

Q. What are the important topics for General Awareness in SBI Clerk exam?

A. Current Affairs, Static GK, Banking/Financial terms, Static Awareness, Banking, and Financial Awareness, etc are the important topics for this section. 

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